Brendan Gill. He has written for The New Yorker magazine for more than 50 years, writing poems, prose, profiles and film and theater reviews. Gill also writes about architecture and has just written a biography of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Terry talks with humorist Calvin Trillin and cartoonist Edward Koren from the The New Yorker about the magazine's impending move. The magazine has been at its present location for almost 60 years. Some of the original office's furnishings are going to the Smithsonian.
The publishing world was stunned yesterday by the announcement that Tina Brown, editor of Vanity Fair, is to be the new editor of "The New Yorker," replacing Robert A. Gottlieb, who resigned over philosophical differences with the magazine's publisher. Ms. Brown has promised not to change the magazine in ways that many staffers fear. Terry talks to writer John Updike and media critic Geoffrey Stokes about the change.
Writer Brendan Gill died Saturday at the age of 83. We'll remember him with a excerpt from a November 1987 interview. He's best known for his work with The New Yorker magazine, for which he was hired in 1936. He wrote 15 books including biographies of Charles Lindberg, Cole Porter, and Tallulah Bankhead, and his best-seller "Here at the New Yorker." He was also an active campaigner for historic preservation in New York City. (REBROADCAST from 11/12/1987)
He is the cartoon editor of the New Yorker magazine. His new book is The Naked Cartoonist: A New Way to Enhance Creativity. It's a how-to of cartooning and a collection of New Yorker cartoons, including many of Mankoffâs own.
If you know him by his full name, you probably watch Six Feet Under on HBO. He's a co-executive Producer. But if you know him by his initials — B.E.K. — you probably read The New Yorker where his single-panel cartoons are regularly featured. A collection of his cartoons, This Is a Bad Time, came out this summer. This interview was first broadcast June 16, 2004.
Gahan Wilson's cartoons are dark and twisted and have appeared in The New Yorker for decades. His new collection will be published in December. It's called The Best of Gahan Wilson. This interview was first broadcast in 1986.
Robert Mankoff is cartoon editor of The New Yorker magazine, and runs its online component, The Cartoon Bank. A new 80th anniversary collection, The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker has just been published. Mankoff wrote The Naked Cartoonist: A New Way to Enhance Creativity. It's a how-to of cartooning and a collection of New Yorker cartoons. This interview was first broadcast Nov. 27, 2002.
Roz Chast's quirky pen-and-ink drawings have appeared in The New Yorker since 1978. She has published over 600 cartoons in the magazine. Her most recent book is The Party After You Left: Collected Cartoons 1995-2003. This interview was first broadcast Dec. 18, 1987.